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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    Full-time MSc: 1 year Part-time MSc: 2 years Postgraduate Diploma: 1-2 years Postgraduate Certificate: 1 year

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgDip, PgCert

  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    25 June 2019

Who is it for?

The course is designed for qualified midwives looking to advance into senior, advanced and educational posts within the midwifery profession, where a Masters qualification is often desired.

Completing an Advanced Practice (Midwifery) MSc at City, University of London will not only demonstrate your ambition and aptitude for learning, it will increase your chances of success in your chosen career progression. Furthermore, our uniquely flexible programme provides you with the opportunity to tailor your learning to your unique learning needs and interests.


City’s Advanced Practice (Midwifery) MSc is a natural progression from your preregistration Midwifery education as it provides you with the opportunity to build upon your specialist knowledge and skills in a way that will widen your career opportunities.

Our programme offers an exciting and flexible learning environment where compulsory modules are kept to a minimum. This means that you can choose some of your modules from a wide range optional modules, building a unique and challenging learning programme tailored to your individual development needs and interests.

The Masters programme offers teaching in the latest theoretical and clinical developments by academics belonging to the Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research who carry out leading world class research aimed at improving the health and care of women, children, families and communities.

In the programme’s core modules you will gain a solid foundation of research skills and applied data analysis to support and extend your role as an evidence-based practitioner.

Academic facilities

Our specialist Clinical Skills Centre at our Northampton Square Campus has been designed to give students a safe environment in which to practise their clinical and caring skills.

We have a range of specialist equipment that is used to simulate birthing situations from normal to emergency, to enable you to develop the skills you need no-matter the birthing situation you are supporting.

You will have access to a simulated 6-bedded high dependency unit (HDU) with realistic equipment including piped oxygen, call bells, medicines and emergency equipment; laboratories, including a biology laboratory, allow students to rehearse their skills in preparation for practice in a range of placements, including clinics and women’s homes.

Teaching and learning

A blended approach to learning and teaching is adopted including institution-based taught modules, e-learning and work-based learning. Modules are run by experienced practitioners and leading researchers, using a variety of direct and interactive teaching methods. Students will learn in large and small multidisciplinary groups and will be supported and encouraged to participate in independent learning.

A variety of assessment methods are used to assess the course learning outcomes. The choice of assessment method will be influenced by the focus and learning outcomes of the modules. Assessment strategies include coursework, examinations, reports, seminar presentations, skills schedules and objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs).


The programme is taught using a variety of learning techniques.  These vary depending upon the modules and will include:

  • Key note lectures
  • Computer lab workshops
  • Small discussion groups
  • Virtual discussion groups
  • On-line learning materials including films, reading, interactive quizzes and
  • Independent guided study

The time you spend in each of these activites will vary.  You will be allocated one hour’s learning activity per academic credit.  This time will include assessment preparation time.

Core multidisciplinary modules

  • Introduction to research methods and applied data analysis (30 credits)
  • Critical approaches to advanced practice (15 credits)

Core discipline specific modules

  • Advancing Midwifery: Theory, knowledge and practice (15 credits)
  • Risk and Midwifery Practice (15 credits)
  • Knowledge, evidence and Skills for normal birth (15 credits)

Elective modules

You may choose two 15 credit elective modules to study.

  • Innovation in Maternity Care: Group Antenatal Care APM026 (15 credits)
  • Physical Assessment -Neonates and Infants APM010 (15 credits)
  • Critical Thinking & Diagnostic Reasoning-Neonates APM011 (15 credits)
  • Leadership for Practice and Service Delivery NMM015 (15 credits)
  • Education in the Workplace CHM002 (15 credits)
  • Enhancing Critical Care Skills for Midwifery Practice APM021 (15 credits)
  • Health Promotion NMM709 (15 credits)
  • Psychology at Work NMM049 (15 credits)
  • Psychology for Health and Social Care APM003 (15 credits)
  • Pathophysiological Principles for Advanced Practice APM022 (15 credits)
  • Contemporary Issues in Mental Health APM006 (15 credits)
  • Health Policy in Britain HPM003 (15 credits)
  • Politics, Power and the Health Policy Process HPM001 (15 credits)
  • International Health Systems HPM004 (15 credits)
  • Economics of Health Care HPM006 (15 credits)
  • Quality Management & Action Evaluation of Health Programmes HMM006 (15 credits)
  • Health Innovation and Change HMM008 (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology PHM001 (15 credits)
  • Social Determinants of Health PHM004 (15 credits)
  • Global Health PHM003 (15 credits)
  • Medicines Management NMM024 (15 credits)
  • Psychology for Health and Social Care APM003 (15 credits)
  • Advanced Research Methods HRM002 (15 credits)
  • Advanced Data Analysis HRM003 (15 credits)

Career prospects

This Advanced Practice (Midwifery) MSc allows practitioners flexibility in developing specialist skills and knowledge at a highly demanding academic and practical level. The course will prepare students for a range of roles including midwife consultant, academia and clinical leadership.

Previous alumni have entered into midwifery leadership posts, education and research following their completion of this programme

Visit the Advanced Practice - Midwifery (MSc) page on the City, University of London website for more details!




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